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Rios Mexican Food

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901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
+1 269-469-8011
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This great little place is not a fancy place BUT has some of the BEST Mexican food in the great southwest Michigan! This is a carry out place in winter and outdoor dining in summer. Very reasonable prices and yummy yummy yummy food. Not fancy just yummy. Not a big menu but enough of a selection to go back and... More 

Thank T S
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great roadside stand where the food is always good here, so I suggest coming at off times because it is always busy and there are only a few picnic tables to sit at. The meals are a little pricey for what you get.

Thank busy_traveler
Munster, Indiana
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A awsome day of kayaking on the beautiful Galien river was in store, but first needed to fuel up. What a great stop first timer here and you can bet the farm there will be a second! Had a pork burrito, off the chart good. Tasty shredded pork spiced just right. Can't go wrong here. Far better than the joke... More 

Thank George S
Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The food is very good, but might be a little pricier than Mexican food you may have eaten before. I love the quesadillas and am not a big fan of their recent menu change that is set up to make ordering simple. I end up having to give a long order just to have the quesadillas the original way I... More 

Thank PrestonBradleyStell
Zionsville, Indiana
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We happened upon this place when we entered New Buffalo. By the looks, most travelers may not think of stopping here- it looks like a dive. I'm so glad we did-it is a diamond in the rough! The staff was very friendly. The tacos were truly authentic mexican street style. Horchata to drink...delicious!!! HIGHLY recommend the cheese quesadilla, too. It... More 

1 Thank Georgianna K
Rock Falls, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a quick stop in town. My son asked how far we were from home. When I said a little under three hours, he said he'd definitely come back to eat here. Best authentic Mexican he's had and we have lots of good authentic Mexican food in our hometown.

Thank RFBaseballmom
Union Pier, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

"I'm craving Rios" You know that little authentic place everyone craves in your hometown when they've been away? This is it for New Buffalo/Union Pier residents! Everything is delicious and the service is friendly and FAST. There only outdoor seating, but you can walk up or drive through to grab your Rios. I love the chicken burrito--its HUGE and so... More 

1 Thank Kelly B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Really fabulous food, casual outdoor only seating. The large quesadilla is our favorite and absolutely packed with your choice of meat, plus the usual array of cheese, onions, peppers, cilantro. Chips are home made and one order feeds a table wof 3 with tasty salsa. We've gone several times and have never had a bad meal.

Thank Brad S
Grand Beach, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Rio's in New Buffalo! This used to be a family friendly Mexican Restaurant. Now due to avarice and greed the owner has changed the menu and made it very expensive for a family. The ordering use to be simple. It is now impossible. The quality of the food is inferior. No phone orders are accepted. Only online orders are taken... More 

1 Thank Terry C
Sawyer, Michigan
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great food, family owned and run, Outside seating or take it to the beach. You will see locals, contractors, weekenders. We all love it.

1 Thank drydink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-8011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?